The sand ceremony can be a beautiful and meaningful addition to your vows.
Simply find three containers, one for you and your fiancé to pour the sand into, and one each for you to pour the sand from.
You can use beach sand or find coloured sand at most craft stores.
Unification ceremonies most often take place directly before or after the exchange of vows.
Feel free to browse the Internet for different versions of this type of ceremony. You may personalize this Ceremony with your own version or thoughts.
________ and ________ have chosen to celebrate their vows by participating in a special Sand Ceremony.
(Best Man and Maid of Honour get sand and containers ready)
_______and _______, you have made your vows to share the rest of your lives with each other.
Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two individual containers of sand…
One, representing you, _______ and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be.
(Maid of Honour presents one container of sand to Bride)
The other representing you, _______, and all that you were and all that you are, and all that you will ever be.
(Best Man presents one container of sand to Groom.)
As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one.
(At this point the couple pours their individual sand simultaneously into the mutual container.)
Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be.
(Best Man and Maids of Honour place containers at the side.)